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4 Tasty Little Seeds with Big Nutritional Benefits

4 Tasty Little Seeds with Big Nutritional Benefits

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Small but mighty, seeds like pumpkin, hemp, sunflower, and sesame are loaded with essential minerals, vitamins and disease-fighting nutrients that are often lacking from our diets.

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Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

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Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick’s Day, Go For The Butter

To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick’s Day, Go For The Butter

| March 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland’s deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.

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Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what’s inside. Designers tell us their favorites.

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Easy to Make for St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Orange Zest

Easy to Make for St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Orange Zest

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

This large, fragrant loaf–studded with currants and zesty orange–will feed plenty, and is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch.

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Women’s History Month: Women Who are Transforming Our Food System

Women’s History Month: Women Who are Transforming Our Food System

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

For Women’s History Month, CUESA is spotlighting women who are transforming our food system. This week we take you behind the scenes at La Cocina, a nonprofit food business incubator for low-income women, now in its 10th year.

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Masumoto Farm: The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

Masumoto Farm: The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

| March 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It’s now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter’s return to take the helm.

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Charles Phan Plans to Open Café at UC Berkeley

Charles Phan Plans to Open Café at UC Berkeley

| March 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Charles Phan is planning to take over the café at UC Berkeley’s Wurster Hall in the fall serving his trademark organic, international food. It will be the famous chef’s first venture in the East Bay.

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Amid a Feast of Foodie Videos, 6 Unusual Cooking Channels To Try on YouTube

Amid a Feast of Foodie Videos, 6 Unusual Cooking Channels To Try on YouTube

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cooking on YouTube has become big business for audience views and chef revenue – but there are still a few truly quirky originals out there for foodies to watch.

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CAAMFest 2015: This Year’s Festival is Full of Food Films

CAAMFest 2015: This Year’s Festival is Full of Food Films

| March 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

CAAMFest, the largest film festival of its kind in North America featuring Asian and Asian American film, food and music, comes back to San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley March 12-22. This year’s festival is full of food films. Four documentary food programs will make their world premiere right here in the Bay Area.

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From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

| March 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Cumin has been popular since the dawn of written history: It’s the only English word that can be traced directly back to Sumerian. Since then it has insinuated itself into cuisines around the world.

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Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

| March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.

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FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics

FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics

| March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Random tests of milk reveal that a few farmers are treating dairy cows with antibiotics that aren’t supposed to be used on them. The FDA is now considering tighter controls to prevent such practices.

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